Museums


Doylestown, PA 18901
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Bucks County Civil War Round Table Library and Museum

The Bucks County Civil War Library Museum is located 1/2 block from the Bucks County Courthouse on 32 N Broad St, Doylestown. The museum is open free to the public (donations are accepted) on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 2 pm. Arrangements can be made for special tours and research work. Call 215-348-8293 or 215-348-8293 to make an appointment.

The Museum houses many artifacts related to the Civil War on subjects dealing with Doylestown, the 104th Pa. Volunteer Infantry Regiment, as well as the War in general. The articles on display are on permanent or temporary loan from area collectors and history enthusiasts. Donations are always accepted. A sampling of the articles on display include:

 

  • Bullets, shells, weapons, musical instruments, and uniforms of the Civil War
  • Lincoln Medals and Tokens dating from 1870
  • GAR medals and ribbons
  • Original documents related to the 104th Pa. volunteer Infantry

And much more...

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Garden at the Michener Museum

James A. Michener Museum

In 1988, with the support of many dedicated citizens, the James A. Michener Art Museum opened as an independent, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. The Museum is named for Doylestown's most famous son, the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and supporter of the arts who had first dreamed of a regional art museum in the early 1960's.
In November of 1999, the James A. Michener Art Museum publicly announced the largest single gift in the institution's history. Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest gave the Museum an extensive collection of fifty-nine paintings by important regional artists of the Pennsylvania Impressionist School. The museum is now home to a world class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings.

Ensconced in the Museum's walled, lush "back yard" is an outdoor gallery, the Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden. Sculptures are on view in a natural setting that pays homage to the Bucks County landscape which has inspired countless artists. The Museum hosts nationally touring special exhibitions and also showcases important regional artists.

Mercer Museum

Mercer Museum

Experience Castles Full of Treasures at the Mercer and Fonthill Museums. The museums offer a wide array of programs, events, exhibits and tours for audiences of all ages.  Discover your family history and more in our Spruance Library. The museums and library are operated by the Bucks County Historical Society.

Fonthill

Built between 1908-1912, Fonthill was the home of Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930). Archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramist, scholar and antiquarian, Mercer built Fonthill both as his home and as a showplace for his collection of tiles and prints. The first of three Mercer buildings in Doylestown, Fonthill served as a showplace for Mercer's famed Moravian tiles that were produced during the American Arts & Crafts Movement. Designed by Mercer, the building is an eclectic mix of Medieval, Gothic, and Byzantine architectural styles, and is significant as an early example of poured reinforced concrete.